As special photographer on the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather
trilogy, Steve Schapiro
had the remarkable experience of witnessing legendary actors giving some of their most memorable performances. Schapiro immortalized Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall
,and Diane Keaton
in photos that have since become iconic images, instantly recognizable and endlessly imitated.
This book gathers Schapiro’s finest photographs from all three Godfather films together for the first time
, lovingly reproduced from the original negatives. More than 400 pictures
take us behind the scenes of this epic and inimitable cinematic saga, revealing the director’s working process, capturing the moods and personalities involved, and providing insight into the making of movie history. The pictures are accompanied by contextual essays and interviews.